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Birmingham to Cambridge by train

The journey from Birmingham to Cambridge by train is 87.41 mi and takes 3 hrs 9 mins. There are 24 connections per day, with the first departure at 05:19 and the last at 21:36. It is possible to travel from Birmingham to Cambridge by train for as little as £33.85 or as much as £89.04. The best price for this journey is £33.85.

Lowest Price£33.85
Journey Duration3 hrs 9 mins
Connection per Day24
Lowest Price£33.85
Highest Price£89.04
First Departure05:19
Last Departure21:36
Distance87.41 mi
DepartureBirmingham
ArrivalCambridge
CarriersThameslink, Avanti West CoastMore

Birmingham to Cambridge Train Times

Departure date
Wednesday, 17 Apr 2024

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Virail helps thousands of travelers plan their journeys every year. How? It's easy. Just enter the dates on which you plan to travel from Birmingham to Cambridge. Our powerful engine will look at the data from thousands of travel providers, then show you all the available routes. You can choose to travel however you want. Decide on the type of transport you want to use, what time of day you'd like to set off and whether you'd like a direct journey or one with connections. When you've found your ideal route, Virail will redirect you to the web page of the provider. There, you can make your booking, then it's time to prepare for your trip.

How much will I pay for train tickets from Birmingham to Cambridge?

On average, a train ticket from Birmingham to Cambridge will cost you £59.42. However, there may be cheaper alternatives available. Virail will show you the lowest prices available for your chosen travel dates, which could be as little as £33.85. If you are trying to stick to a budget, there are several ways you can seek out lower ticket prices. For example, if your travel dates are flexible, you might find that some days of the week are cheaper than others. Traveling during peak season will usually cost more, so avoid that if you want to save money. Even the time of day can affect the price of tickets sometimes. You can also look for an indirect route, which may be cheaper than a direct connection. Often, the cheapest train tickets can be found by booking well in advance. However, be mindful that many companies do not offer refunds or exchanges on their cheapest tickets.
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The prices for train tickets from Birmingham to Cambridge vary depending on a range of factors including how far in advance you're booking, your travel dates, and the type of transport you want to use. On certain routes, there may be different classes available, which will also affect the price. The average train ticket price is approximately £59.42. For the lowest prices, it is usually best to book as far in advance as possible and look out for low-cost options, such as non-refundable tickets or traveling outside of peak hours. Be aware that some providers do not offer refunds or changes on their lower priced tickets, so it is advised to check before completing your transaction.

How long is the journey from Birmingham to Cambridge by train?

The distance between Birmingham and Cambridge is approximately 87.41 mi. In general, it will take you about 3 hrs 9 mins to complete the journey between the two cities. However, it is important to remember that journey times may vary according to a number of factors, including seasonal weather conditions, local events or diversions. Keep this in mind if you are intending to make a later connection, and always plan accordingly. In order to get from Birmingham to Cambridge faster, consider looking for an express service that makes fewer stops along the way. Conversely, a connecting route may, in some circumstances, be faster than a direct journey. The fastest routes between Birmingham and Cambridge will complete the journey in 2 hrs 43 mins. On average, it will take you about 3 hrs 9 mins to travel the 87.41 mi between Birmingham and Cambridge.

When do the first and last departures from Birmingham to Cambridge leave?

The first journey of the day departs from Birmingham at 05:19. If you prefer to travel later in the day, the last departure will leave at 21:36. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Birmingham and Cambridge. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side. The first journey of the night departs from Birmingham at 05:19. If you prefer to travel later in that night, the last departure will leave at 21:36. Remember, these are the general times of journeys between Birmingham and Cambridge. However, they are somewhat changeable as they may be affected by local events or holidays, peak seasons, or other factors. Always check your travel dates in advance to be on the safe side.

What are the stations on the Birmingham to Cambridge route?

In Birmingham, departure stations include Five ways,Birmingham moor street,Birmingham, Coach Station,Birmingham new street. When you arrive in Cambridge, you may be able to disembark at stations such as Cambridge, Parkside,Cambridge, Jesus College,Cambridge, Trumpington. Remember though that the exact stations served on each route can vary. Different providers may depart from and arrive at different stations. Furthermore, if you travel on an express service, the number of stations may be limited, and the exact stations served on a particular route may vary at different times of day or day of the week. Check in advance to ensure that you are departing from and arriving at a station that is convenient for your journey.

How many daily journeys are there from Birmingham to Cambridge?

The exact number of journeys from Birmingham to Cambridge can vary from day to day. Some services may only run on particular days of the week, while others might be seasonal. In general, an average of 24 departures leave each day. These are run by a number of different transport providers, including . On particularly busy days, there can be up to departures. You can usually expect there to be more connections on weekdays. Many providers run fewer journeys on weekends or public holidays. As a traveler, you may prefer to take a direct route from Birmingham to Cambridge. However, you will find more options available to you if you are willing to take a connecting route. These pass through one or more different cities, and you'll have to change along the way. Not all travelers feel comfortable making multiple connections, but if you are, then you will enjoy greater flexibility when making your booking. The exact number of daily departures from Birmingham to Cambridge varies, but in general, you can expect to find 8 direct connections with no changes leaving each day. Travelers who are happy to take an indirect route will find, on average, 16 journeys with one change or more. Unfortunately, no connection was found for your trip from Birmingham to Cambridge. Selecting a new departure or arrival city, without dramatically changing your itinerary could help you find connections.

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Cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Cambridge
Looking for the best deal on a train ticket for your trip? Here are 4 ways to get cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Cambridge.

Book in advance and save

If you're looking for the best deal for your trip from Birmingham to Cambridge, booking train tickets in advance is a great way to save money, but keep in mind that advance tickets are usually not available until 3 months before your travel date.

Stay flexible with your travel time and explore off-peak journeys

Planning your trips around off-peak travel times not only means that you'll be able to avoid the crowds, but can also end up saving you money. Being flexible with your schedule and considering alternative routes or times will significantly impact the amount of money you spend on getting from Birmingham to Cambridge.

Always check special offers

Checking on the latest deals can help save a lot of money, making it worth taking the time to browse and compare prices. So make sure you get the best deal on your ticket and take advantage of special fares for children, youth and seniors as well as discounts for groups.

Unlock the potential of slower trains or connecting trains

If you're planning a trip with some flexible time, why not opt for the scenic route? Taking slower trains or connecting trains that make more stops may save you money on your ticket – definitely worth considering if it fits in your schedule.

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Best time to book cheap train tickets from Birmingham to Cambridge

The cheapest Birmingham - Cambridge train tickets can be found for as low as £31.53 if you’re lucky, or £42.23 on average. The most expensive ticket can cost as much as £68.87.

Find the best day to travel to Cambridge by train

When travelling to Cambridge by train, if you want to avoid crowds you can check how frequently our customers are travelling in the next 30-days using the graph below. On average, the peak hours to travel are between 6:30am and 9am in the morning, or between 4pm and 7pm in the evening. Please keep this in mind when travelling to your point of departure as you may need some extra time to arrive, particularly in big cities!

Carriers on this route

Find out more about the carriers on this route.

Chiltern Railways is a British train operating company that provides passenger services between London Marylebone and Birmingham Snow Hill, as well as other destinations in the Midlands and South East England. The company was established in 1996, and it is owned by Arriva UK Trains since 2009. Chiltern Railways operates a fleet of modern trains, including the Class 68 locomotives and the Class 165 and 168 diesel units.

Greater Anglia, which is operated by the Transport UK Group, provides passenger rail services in the East of England. It operates services on the Great Eastern Main Line from London Liverpool Street to destinations such as Norwich, Ipswich, and Colchester, as well as on the West Anglia Main Line from London Liverpool Street to Cambridge and Stansted Airport. Greater Anglia also operates regional services in Norfolk, Suffolk, Essex, and Cambridgeshire. The Department for Transport has awarded the operating contract for services until 2025 to Abellio East Anglia Limited.

Thameslink is a railway service in the United Kingdom that runs through central London, connecting Bedford in the north and Brighton in the south. It is operated by Govia Thameslink Railway and serves over 200 stations, including major transport hubs such as St Pancras International, London Bridge, and Gatwick Airport. Thameslink trains run every few minutes during peak hours and offer a range of services, from fast express trains to stopping services that serve local communities. The service has undergone significant upgrades in recent years, including the introduction of new trains and the completion of major infrastructure projects such as the Thameslink Programme.

West Midlands Railway is a train operating company that provides passenger services across the West Midlands region of England.The West Midlands Trains consortium, composed of Abellio, JR East, and Mitsui, won the franchise for the region, leading to the establishment of the service in 2017. The West Midlands Railway offers a variety of services, including longer distance services to cities like London and Liverpool as well as local and regional trains.

Services on board Thameslink, Avanti West Coast and Chiltern Railways from Birmingham to Cambridge
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Birmingham to Cambridge CO2 Emissions by Train

Ecology
Train
9.85kg
Bus
10.55kg
Flight
28.13kg
Car
22.51kg
What are the CO2 emissions from Birmingham to Cambridge by train? The CO2 emissions from taking the train between Birmingham and Cambridge are 9.85kg.
How much CO2 do I save by taking the train between Birmingham and Cambridge? By taking the train between Birmingham and Cambridge you will save 18.28kg CO2 emissions compared to a flight, 0.7kg compared to a bus and 12.66kg compared to a car.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How much is a train ticket from Birmingham to Cambridge?
A train ticket from Birmingham to Cambridge is £59.42. However the price varies depending on how early you buy, and if it's peak time to travel. Occasionally you can find them for as cheap as £33.85.
What's the cheapest train ticket from Birmingham to Cambridge?
The cheapest ticket you can get from Birmingham to Cambridge is £33.85. We recommend booking as early as possible and off-peak hours to get the cheapest ticket possible. Off-peak times are usually from 09:30 to 16:00, and after 19:00.
What's the distance between Birmingham and Cambridge by train?
Birmingham to Cambridge is 87.41 mi.
How long does the train between Birmingham and Cambridge take?
Birmingham to Cambridge is on average 3 hrs 9 mins. However the fastest option will get you there in 2 hrs 43 mins.
Which companies operate from Birmingham to Cambridge?
The train journey from Birmingham to Cambridge is covered by 7 operator(s). On Virail you can find these carriers that provide services on this route: Thameslink, Avanti West Coast, Chiltern Railways, Greater Anglia, West Midlands Railway, CrossCountry, Great Northern and East Midlands Railway.
How many train connections per day go from Birmingham to Cambridge?
Birmingham to Cambridge has 24 connection(s) per day on average.
What time does the first train from Birmingham to Cambridge leave?
The earliest train from Birmingham to Cambridge departs at 05:19. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
What time does the last train from Birmingham to Cambridge depart?
The latest train from Birmingham to Cambridge departs at 21:36. However be sure to check with us the schedule on the day you want to leave as the time may differ.
Should I book my ticket from Birmingham to Cambridge in advance?
If you can, we recommend booking your ticket as early as possible to ensure you get better savings. The cheapest train ticket we have found is £33.85 but this may be subject to change depending on the day of travel, hour you wish to depart and how far in advance you book.
How many direct connections depart from Birmingham to Cambridge?
There are on average 8 direct connection(s) from Birmingham to go to Cambridge.
What's the fastest journey time between Birmingham to Cambridge by train?
The fastest journey time by train between Birmingham and Cambridge is 2 hrs 43 mins.
Is there a direct train from Birmingham to Cambridge?
Yes, there is a direct train between Birmingham and Cambridge.
What are the CO2 emissions for Birmingham to Cambridge by train?
The train journey from Birmingham to Cambridge creates 9.85kg of CO2 emissions.

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